Posts Tagged ‘Uranus Direct’

New Moon in Capricorn Conjunct Pluto

Tonight’s New Moon promises to pack a wallop. My January Forecast briefly mentioned some of these energies:

The January 13 New Moon in Capricorn falls within minutes of last year’s Saturn-Pluto Conjunction. In the Eastern time zone, this New Moon occurs at the stroke of midnight, a year and a day after the Conjunction that colored all of 2020. “A year and a day” represents a magical time of completion or full initiation. Happening at the hinge point of midnight on the 13th, so close to the degree of the powerful Saturn-Pluto Conjunction, this dark passage forms a birth canal. Honor how you’ve changed and grown since January 12, 2020. Some major process of destruction and renovation will complete and reset with this New Moon.

The next day, January 14 holds potential for wild changes and eruptions. That’s the day that rebel Uranus stations direct in stable Taurus. Stationing direct supercharges influence of an outer planet, and Uranus is the most volatile. Fiery Mars in Taurus fast approaches lightning bolt liberator Uranus, adding intensity and volatility. All this, while expansive Jupiter squares Uranus, karmic Saturn squares Mars, and the Sun shines a spotlight on Pluto’s Underworld. Where and how this intensity affects you depends on your full natal chart, but collectively, we can expect something big to shift mid-month.

I noted the uncanny timing of the New Moon in the Eastern US time zone, which includes Washington, DC. For some parts of the world, this New Moon will occur on the 12th and for other parts, later on the 13th. The stroke of midnight and “year and a day” energy required a mention. No matter where you live, this New Moon occurs within 1.5 degrees of Pluto in Capricorn. This combo emphasizes a total reset and rebirth of major structures and institutions. These can be personal and/or collective.

This year and a day completion term of the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction reminds me of a dream I had in October 2019. It involved “special mandala floors” that would “ensure everyone gets where they need to go in the event of an earthquake.” You can think of Pluto as the earthquake, with Saturn going ahead and forging these special mandala floors. As so many old structures crumble, many upgrades and renovation have already been put in place — both personally and collectively. There is much to be grateful for amidst the chaos and confusion — for those with eyes to see.

Pluto destroys whatever stands in the way of transformation or transmutation. Think of the phoenix rising from its own ashes, a death and rebirth cycle. Pluto also wants you to find a new balance of power, freeing you from oppression and victimization. Persephone gets whisked into Hades, raped and her innocence destroyed, but she emerges a Queen. She embraces the cycles of life and death. When she returns from the depths, she brings the Sun and warmth and tender buds.

Pluto rules the Underworld, Chthonic Realm, the Shadow, the heavy hand of destiny, primal Nature, and the deepest subconscious and soul needs. I love Pluto, but only because I embrace that realm enough to find and excavate its hidden gems. The Lord of the Underworld offers strength, grit and a powerful chance to “Know Thyself.”

AstroButterfly goes into much more New Moon Conjunct Pluto detail here.

With the amount of chaos, fear-mongering, revelations and suppression right now, it’s anyone’s guess what will come lumbering out of the Underworld. In addition to the Shadow, Pluto’s realm contains real gems. Crystals, deep subconscious impulses, regeneration, power, and sexuality. While we can’t fully avoid the archetypes, we can choose to experience them on different levels. Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol for this New Moon degree offers encouragement and a suggested focus:

PHASE 294 (CAPRICORN 24°): A WOMAN ENTERING A CONVENT.

KEYNOTE: Total commitment to a transcendent goal.

A convent is a place made available by a community which believes in the possibility of reaching a world-transcending state of consciousness. It is made available to individuals who may be variously motivated. To some it is an escape from the intolerable pressures of family and society; to others it represents the possibility of pursuing in peace a spiritual ideal to which the whole being aspires and is totally dedicated. The important point, in this phase of the cyclic process, is that the existence of a convent expresses another aspect of the relationship between the society (its religion and culture) and the individual. In the preceding symbol society rewarded the individual for a noble performance in its service; here society accepts the fact that beyond its daily normal patterns of behavior and commitments, another way of life exists which, in a higher sense, also has social value. In the old Hindu society dominated by a rigid caste system, the ideal embodied in the sannyasi — the wandering holy man or yogi meditating in a forest or a cave, who had entirely given up all that caste implied — was seen to be the very culmination of the social process.

In this fourth stage symbol we see the paradoxical nature of the social process operating more strongly than ever. This derives from the fact that man’s nature contains in seed the possibility of overcoming and transcending itself in acts of complete denials and of surrender to a “higher” Law or quality of being. All spiritual techniques are indeed paradoxical. Rigid discipline conditions pure inner freedom. The final goal is the attainment of TRANSCENDENT SECURITY.

Again, the “Transcendent Security” reminds me of my mandala floors dream where the circles in the floor tipped in just the right way to slide everyone where they need to be “in the event of an earthquake.” I mention that dream because I had it twice, back to back, just as Pluto stationed Direct in October 2019. I’ve watched this message play out over the past year plus. Challenging external times offer a chance to connect with true support, which is ultimately a spiritual process. Take some time to go deep.

Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

Today we have another guest post from the lovely Electra Jung. She discusses the upcoming Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, along with some important Uranus information. In reading her words, I recognize the shared experience of many clients and friends, even though I seem somehow to be floating through this Mercury Retrograde. Closing my Facebook account at the same time I’ve delved into The Mists of Avalon and continue winterizing our house all seem to have insulated me from much of the prevailing chaos. Instead, I keep sensing such overwhelming freedom, joy, and optimism. I know they’re coming! I see, feel, hear — even smell and taste the shift. No matter how bleak the “news,” I just can’t shake my sense that everything’s gonna be not only OK … but wonderful!!

In the meantime, if you’re feeling a bit off kilter, here’s what’s happening in the sky. Thanks, as always, to Electra for sharing her wisdom and observations with us:

Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

December 10, 2011 7:36 MST

(and Mercury continues to retrograde!)

Can’t remember anything anymore!

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of the Twins inwardly represents the conscious mind. Mercury is the ruling planet of this lunation and continues to provide endless mental and emotional overwhelm and lack of focus though its weakened retrograde motion. …we are in a state of confusion! This full moon in the sign of the mental intellectual creates an atmosphere of depression and vulnerability as confidence and outward progress are restricted and worry sets in.

Memory and focus are the challenges to overcome. The awareness of these create chaos as we experience lack in memory, promises made and forgotten — creative thinking is challenged by dullness and lack of originality. The requirements now are for careful observation of your own re-actions toward change and conflict in your daily life.

When was the last time you had so many forgotten commitments, appointments, inability to reach someone who was previously available and on top of it all…why can’t you remember something so important a minute ago? Could you be losing your mind or just getting …dementia?

Full Moons are always about relationship with yourself and the imbalance between your ego and emotions, your will to act or re-act according to the situation at hand. Either personal, professional or spiritual, it is time to balance. The challenging interactions between yourself and others will be given the opportunity for resolution of on-going issues which seem to never reach conclusion.

Endless talking, mindless thinking, along with anxiety and the inability to sleep as you repeatedly forget and remember what direction you were heading…how you wish to express yourself: this difficult time is enhanced by negative, obsessive thinking due to the continuing retrograde of Mercury.

The true nature of a retrograde planet is to turn the energy inward indicating the time for personal retreat …a “time-out” for reflection of past actions, especially spoken words, which have led to current conditions. … and develop awareness of the rational, superficial expression used to communicate without making any real contact.

“All eclipses, whether solar or lunar, have the potential to change your circumstances. Eclipses are expressed through a crisis of some kind, whether it is a real crisis or not, it may feel very real to you. Many times a new beginning involves letting go of something from the past, whether it be a person, a relationship, an object, or a behavior. This is especially true during a lunar eclipse.”

The planetary activity is creating a lot of intense energy. The challenging interactions between yourself and others will be given the opportunity for resolution of on-going issues which seem to never reach conclusion.

The retrograde cycle now reveals the inner-need to reassess our thoughts, emotional needs and words, which have been used to remain detached and protected. This is the time to reconnect with true feelings and restructure the words and communications with others to maintain more nourishing and meaningful relationships.

Previously stated and worth re-mentioning… Full Moons can lead to illuminating insights or painful alienation due to the energetic tendency to “project.” We are to withdraw from the addiction to the continual overload of ideas, news, feedback, connecting to social networks through the modern digital age wireless communication.

From the personal to the collective, we all are faced with the need to build upon experience in some areas of life, while being open to necessary changes in others. This requires awareness. To be aware, we must stop and pay attention objectively watch ourselves in action.

Uranus stations direct

Today as Uranus re-directs at the powerful Solstice degree we will see everything accelerate. We will collectively discover our character and humanity as we face changes and continuing crises.

Most of us will resist change but change is coming never-the-less. A traditional meaning of this transit is “out with the old, in with the new”.

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.” — Beryl Markham

Uranus direct encourages a de-conditioning of ingrained social patterns and conditioning. It is now the time to become more aware of authentic selves and express unique and previously repressed originality.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

[A note from Laura: Uranus is the planet that rules the zodiac sign of Aquarius. As in the Age of Aquarius. My friend Tim Glenn calls Uranus “the cosmic weirdo.” Expect some wild, weird stuff. Embrace unconventional solutions when they arrive, and please don’t be afraid to claim your freedom. 🙂 Happy Full Moon Lunar Eclipse! Thanks again to Electra for this post. To read more from her, please click here.]